Courses on History

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10. Learning from the Past: What History Teaches

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams suggests nine reform items to tame the tax monster: 1) tear down the spy system, 2) establish a crime for tax extortion as well as a civil action for damages, 3) establish a civil action for damages for tortious tax administration including: malicious tax investigations, extortions, leaked...
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5. The Wealth of Nations: Ideology, Religion, Biology, and Environment

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Ideological factors, especially comparative religions, are considered. Until 1500, China was the most developed region on the globe. Confucianism has no promise of an afterlife. There are no miracles for them. They are realistic and rational. Confucius is not a god or prophet. He is revered as a...
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5. The Swiss: From William Tell to No Tell

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Note:The Swiss are not mentioned in this lecture. King Solomon, king of Israel from 970 to 931 BC, lusted after women as he grew older. He had a thousand wives and concubines. Solomon spent tax moneys for luxurious palaces and his harem. His treasury was soon empty, so he found new ways to drain...
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7. Parasitism and the Origin of the State

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Exploitative behavior of the state is studied. Brainwashing was required to build states up. Unlike productive activities via division of labor, parasitic activities like cannibalism, slavery, fraud and robbery did not lead to social cooperation.
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7. After the Magna Carta

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Does liberty sow the seeds of its own destruction? Yes, by consenting to excessive taxes. Government will not want to give up the power. Taxes were to be only for common defense, not offensive wars.
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2. The Bible's World of Taxes

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams begins this session with facts about taxation being the basis of the Civil War, not slavery. If the British had not taxed the colonies, the colonies would have remained with Britain and slavery would have been ended when Britain ended it. The thousand year history of the Romans covered...
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9. State, War, and Imperialism

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Lack of intelligence, lack of division of labor and violent ideologies are three factors which contribute to states, wars, and imperialism. Fighters in wars were vassals of the Lords, or mercenary groups who could be hired. Fights were frequent but small and they had rules of knightly honor.
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9. American Taxation

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
The Laffer Curve from the 1920s reflects the truism that a 77 percent tax rate produces the same amount of revenue as a 7 percent tax rate. Once the tax rate exceeds twenty-five percent, less will be collected.
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4. The Middle Ages

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Lady Godiva’s naked ride on her horse was a protest over taxes. Ship money for war ships was collected in Britain even though there was then no war.
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3. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
State and local levels of government were more burdensome to people in the early stages of our country than federal levels. The national government mainly received revenue through tariffs and land sales.
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